Laboratory Teaching and Research: Human, Animal, Insect, Aquatic, Plant
July 22, 2021
Face to Face in the Lab Again? Time to revamp your courses and research with Qubit’s Innovative Packages
Many of Qubit’s research packages are affordable enough for teaching budgets, allowing students to work in small groups on exciting projects that yield publishable data. In addition, our Q-teach packages are designed specifically for teaching. We also provide all our analyzers, sensors, pumps, flow meters, ancillary equipment, and software as individual items so that you may equip your teaching and research labs with customized set-ups for your specific interests.
Q-Track CPX System (from US$8000)
Q-Track is a wearable breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) system for monitoring human metabolic rate and energy expenditure. Battery-powered and weighing only 1.5 Kg, Q-Track allows the subject to engage in numerous sports and physical activities without significant encumbrance. Autocalibration is easy, and data are stored on an SD card for convenient download into LoggerPro software where raw data and all calculated parameters are displayed. Q-Track has all the power and features of medical-grade CPX systems costing more than five times as much. Learn more HERE
Fuel cell O2 Sensor
NDIR CO2 Analyzer
Adjustable Face Masks
Mask and Attachments only 85g
System Weight only 1.2 Kg
Collect Data Anywhere
Automated VO2 and VCO2 Calculations
Heart Rate Monitor Included
+8 Hour Battery Life
Q-teach Animal CO2 Package (from US$3000)
Measurements of metabolic rate in insects at rest and during activity.
The effects of temperature on metabolic rates of ectotherms and endotherms.
The effects of temperature and substrate availability on the metabolic rate of yeast.
Further experiments with insects, animals, and yeast
Q-teach 101 CO2 Analyzer 2000ppm Range (higher range optional)
Designed for closed or intermittent flow respirometry, our aquatic packages can be used with a wide range of samples from larvae to Danio to larger fish. An optical dissolved O2 probe measures O2 uptake over time, and additional sensors (temperature, salinity, pH, etc.) can be used to investigate the effects of environmental parameters on metabolic rate. Learn more HERE
G217 Large Respiration Chamber (8.2cm ID, 16.7cm L, 660ml)
G216 Small Respiration Chamber (3.8cm ID, 15.3cm L, 140ml)
G210 mini-AQUA chamber (1.6cm ID, 4.5cm L, 9ml)
G223 mini-AQUA micro-chamber (1.5 cm ID, 0.85cm depth, 1.23ml)
The Qubit staff has been unbelievably helpful in teaching me how to use this equipment. The students enjoyed seeing – in real time – the effect of exercise on the metabolic rate of locusts. We developed a number of very interesting biological questions that they were able to answer using the Qubit equipment. The system has enough flexibility to allow students to design their own experiments, which enhances their understanding dramatically. The software is powerful and extremely user-friendly. I am already thinking of new ways to exploit the system for experiments next year.”
Dr. Barb Vanderbeld, Biology Department, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
I highly recommend the photosynthesis package for any faculty member who wants to make a teaching laboratory more research-based and inquiry driven.
Dr. Jim Hoerter, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, USA
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